Women's starter session in Edinburgh
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 3:52 PM
In Spring 2012 Cricket Scotland started something new in Edinburgh ? and ran a women?s starter session for indoor cricket.
In Autumn Cricket Scotland decided to book a hall for 2 hours every Tuesday night to see if they could get that same group to come along and stick with cricket.
In November, as they began to get more confident, Cricket Scotland decided to open it up to men ? either those who had not played for a long time, those who had not played before and those who just enjoyed some recreational cricket. And it's great fun!
The format play with an indoor ball or soft ball. Each session begins with a warm up involving some catching and throwing skills and some movement, and then we play.
For the facilities we have, optimum group size is between 16 and 24, but we have had a great evening with as few as 8 and as many as 36.
We play 8 over games, 6 over games, racing ?3 bat? cricket, French cricket??anything goes really. Everybody learns to bowl properly and everybody gets a chance to bat.